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Chicken Biryani
Rice Dishes
Chicken Biryani is a very famous dish cooked and served at marriages. This recipe comes from Delhi and Lucknow. It is very simple and tasty. You will enjoy it and so will your kids as there are no spices like pepper, turmeric etc.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serving: 2 -3 persons
Ingredients
Small pieces of Chicken 1 Pound
Basmati Rice 2 Cups
Cloves 6
Green Cardamom 6
Black Cardamom 3
Bay leaf 1 to 2
Cinamon Stick 1
Black Pepper corn 6
Salt To taste
Ginger minced 1.5 teaspoon
Garlic minced 1.5 teaspoon
Onion 1 medium
Milk 2 teaspoon
Kewra 1 drop
Food Color very little
Oil or Ghee 8 table spoon
Yogurt 2 cups
Method
  • Wash rice and soak it for atleast 30 minutes, preferably for 60 minutes
  • Thinly slice onion
  • Fry thinly sliced onions in a pot till golden brown.  Make sure they are not dark
  • Add chicken and all the spices along with ginger and garlic
  • Fry for 5 to 6 minutes, continue to stir making sure that chicken does not stick to the base
  • Add yogurt and continue to cook on medium heat.  Cook the yogurt down till the base is dry and the oil separates
  • Check if chicken is cooked, if not add water and cook till the chicken is fully cooked - you can use a pressure cooker to cook this, it will take five minutes.
  • Boil 8 cups of water in a pot or electric kettle,  Let the water boil in the pot add 2 cardamoms and salt to taste.  Add soaked rice to boiling water
  • Let the rice boil for two minutes then drain out the water and let the rice rest.  Check rice it should not be over cooked.
  • Take an oven proof dish for the layering process
  • Make first layer by spreading rice as base
  • Take milk in a cup and add boiled water and orange food coloring along with kewra drop
  • Sprinkle some of it on the first layer
  • Now take the cooked chicken mixture and spread it evenly over the layer of rice
  • Cover this with remaining rice,  sprinkle the remaining color mixture on top
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 350 F degrees
  • Cover the oven proof dish with foil, make sure it is fully covered
  • Put it in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes
  • Take it out check rice, if not cooked leave it for another 10 minutes
  • Your Biryani should be ready
  • Mix it before serving to make sure that the cooked chicken spices are mixed with rice
  • Serve hot
  • Can be eaten with Raita or without.
  • Enjoy
Please watch my video showing step by step instructions.  Thank you.
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